[How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid (FRG22D | Update 2 of 2)

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  1. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    Froyo Update 2 of 2:


    This thread explains how to force the 2nd official Android 2.2 Froyo update to your Motorola Droid. It is made up of two guides. You will have the option of choosing to install the update with either the use of your computer or completely on your Droid. Both methods have been tested thoroughly and work perfectly. With both methods, it is highly recommended that go slowly and read through the entire guide before you begin. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to follow each guide all the way through.

    For information about what exactly is included in this update, please see the official release document.


    -Do not attempt to install this to anything other than the Motorola Droid.
    -If you are running anything other than stock 2.2, FRG01B, you will receive an error.
    -If you attempt to apply this update with a custom ROM installed, the update will NOT apply.

    *You CAN apply this with SPRecovery or Clockwork.

    Disclaimer: By continuing, you understand that neither Android Forums nor myself can be held liable for any damage caused to your phone while following a guide included this thread. You do this at your own risk. No exchanges, substitutions, or refunds.

    The Guides (Choose One):
    -How to install the update with the use of your computer (PC or Mac)
    -How to install the update entirely on your Droid without the use of a computer (OTA)

    Special Thanks To...
    -NickMili for the update.zip file
    -Trident for the guide format.

    rabbid10, djembeman, Laloosh and 11 others like this.
  2. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    What You'll Need:
    - A MicroSD Card inserted into your Droid
    - A USB Data Cable

    1. Download the zip File:
    -To begin, you will first need to download the signed-voles-FRG22D-from-FRG01B.688e3520.zip
    file and save it to your computer.
    -You have to rename the file to update.zip
    -You will need to have file extensions showing if you should have to rename the file, otherwise you will effectively name the file update.zip.zip. This is what causes errors with the instillation. When extensions aren't on, it assumes that anything you type in for the file name should go before the extension. Both Windows and OSX have options for this in Explorer and Finder respectively.[/B]

    Important: If you are a Mac user using the Safari browser, you’ll need to do the following before downloading the file:
    - Open Safari
    - Navigate to "Safari" and then choose "Preferences"
    - Choose the "General" tab
    - Uncheck "Open Safe Files After Downloading"

    Download locations:

    2. Mount Your MicroSD Card:
    Connect your Droid to a compter via USB. You will be notified that there is a USB connection. Drag down the notification panel and select “USB connected.”

    You will now be presented with an option to mount your phone; do so at this time by selecting “Mount.”

    This will turn your Droid into a mass storage device. You will now need to open the folder which contains all of the files on your Droid's MicroSD card. Here's how:
    - PC: Your computer should automatically recognize it and an auto-run popup should appear. Select “Open folder to view files” and it will open the folder containing all of the files on your Droid’s MicroSD card.
    - Mac: A drive entitled "No Name" should now automatically appear on your desktop. Double click the drive and it will open a folder containing all of the files on your Droid's MicroSD card.

    4. Transfer the update.zip to your MicroSD Card:
    Now, drag the update.zip file that you previously downloaded to your computer onto the MicroSD card folder that you just opened. After the file has finished transferring to your MicroSD card, close the folder and continue to the next step.

    3. Unmount Your MicroSD Card:
    Slide down the notification panel and select “Turn off USB storage.”

    An option will then popup allowing you to “Turn Off”–select this now.
    If you haven’t closed the SD Card folder on your computer, the window should close automatically once you turn off USB storage.

    4. Prepare for the Update:
    Once you have unmounted the phone, it is now time to prepare the Droid to perform the update. You will be accessing Recovery Mode to do this. Start by powering down the phone completely.

    While holding “X” on the physical keyboard, hold the power button to turn on the phone. You may let go of the power button, but do not let go of X.

    After a few seconds, an Exclamation Mark icon will appear. You may now let go of X. To access Recovery Mode from the exclamation mark icon, hold the volume up button and then press the camera button.

    5. Perform the Update:
    You will then open a text menu with four options. Using the directional pad, navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and push the gold, center button to select it.

    The update process will begin immediately and should take no longer than a minute or two. It will let you know when the process is complete.

    If you get E:signtature verification failed, you have a bad download. Just download again. The servers are probably getting hammered right now!

    You might get this error:
    Code (Text):
    1. E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
    DON'T worry about it... it just blows right past it and installs fine.

    From here, navigate to “reboot system now” and select it. Your phone will shut off and reboot.

    Some users are reporting a longer than usual boot time after installing this, be patient and do not be alarmed, this is normal.

    If you're having issues after your first boot, do a battery pull.

    6. Congratulations!
    Your Droid has now been updated to the official Android 2.2 Froyo release! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns what so ever, please post them to this thread. I will be closely monitoring this thread to provide assistance to those who need it.

    ENJOY! :D
  3. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    What You'll Need:
    - A MicroSD Card inserted into your Droid
    - An Internet Connection

    1. Install Astro File Manager:
    Install Astro File Manager for free from the Android Market if you don
  4. mann

    mann New Member

    Updated with no problems noted.
  5. Frank Grimes

    Frank Grimes Well-Known Member

    Updated fast and easy.

    Thanks a bunch!
  6. johnnybirdman

    johnnybirdman Well-Known Member

    Sad to think that this might be the last (non-rooted) update the D1 might get.
  7. navin

    navin Active Member

    Just did the update. No problems, piece of cake. You guys have this process down. Thanks for the instructions.
  8. Mainiak

    Mainiak New Member

    just updated no problems...thanks
  9. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    I'm gonna try this in a bit, but I'm curious, once you flash this, are you able to grab flash from the market as stated in the PDF?
  10. s1nner

    s1nner New Member

    Just updated, was smooth and quick! Found and downloaded Flash Player 10.1 from the market! Woot!
  11. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    not sure I havent even tried this. I was late to a meeting because I was getting the guide put to together. I am going to mess around with it when I get home.
  12. schleppy

    schleppy Well-Known Member

    I just installed the update and it went fine.

    As with the first 2.2 update, you may have to uninstall Swype and reinstall for it to work again. Swype didn't work after the update. It works fine after I uninstalled and reinstalled it.
  13. publicanimal

    publicanimal Well-Known Member

    Installing this update caused me to lose root :(
  14. lpkallia

    lpkallia Member

    I un-rooted before I applied the second update - which appears to be working great, much better than the first, and I did find flash in the market.

    After I updated, I attempted to root again using Easy Root but it wouldn't work. Anyone else experience this?
  15. publicanimal

    publicanimal Well-Known Member

    I am also using Easy Root and it no longer works. I installed the update using ClockworkRecovery through ROM Manager while rooted and then did a factory reset. Easy Root still says I am rooted, but no root programs seem to agree, though I still have a Superuser Permissions icon in my app drawer (it doesn't do anything though).

    I attempted to do the "Force Re-root" menu option in Easy Root, and it claimed to work, but was not successful in reality as all my root-required apps still tell me I am not rooted. I emailed the Easy Root dev to see if he has any insights.

    I should've just stuck with my Bugless Beast rather than checking out this update!
  16. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

    Universal androot does not work anymore either. Probably wont take long before they both get it fixed though
  17. Fistivus

    Fistivus New Member

    Great instructions. Quick and painless.
  18. dduggins

    dduggins New Member

    Every time i try to rename file it says "update.zip already exist are you sure you want to overwrite it". if i do OK it doesn't change the name.

    Just got it..
  19. massmedic

    massmedic New Member

    Works great, thanks. Any idea if this version improves battery?
  20. dmbfan041

    dmbfan041 Active Member

    Good instructions, quick and easy. Any major changes from the old 2.2 to this, other then Flash availability now, I had already installed flash from appbrain.

    Edit: Now that I look flash is not in the market.
  21. EZE336

    EZE336 Active Member

    After doing the update are we suppose to delete the update.zip from root?
  22. IHC

    IHC Member

    Is it possible to go back to FRG01B after applying this update/patch using the update
    Zip file for FRGO1B?
  23. x026092

    x026092 Well-Known Member

    Fast, Easy & Fun. I just needed to re-install Swype. OS seems more responsive too.
  24. x026092

    x026092 Well-Known Member

    the list of updates for FR22D from Verizon is a little thin.
  25. c4ducks

    c4ducks New Member

    I did everything, it went exactly as stated, however, after it rebooted it says it is build number FRG01B still. Kernel version android-build@apa26#1. What did I do wrong? This is what it was before. :(

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